The United States department of Justice and other assorted regulatory agencies are just about set to approve Google’s massive Motorola merger. The move will give Google development and manufacturing capability on an unheard of level. Beyond this, the acquisition will give Google patent rights for the building of just about any kind of device imaginable. All of these three factors will allow Google to create and build any type of communications device in existence or yet to be dreamt of. The latter phrase is all the more important for we simply do not know where handheld computing is headed.
In years past we could have easily stated that software development almost always followed hardware invention. It seems we built computers and then wrote software to expand their capabilities. But with this move it appears the reverse will soon be the norm.
This week Google will launch a Chrome browser for Android Smart Phones. Chrome will be the default position on millions of new devices. Yes, it is true that this version of Chrome was developed after the Android phones were in place. But Google is a binary development company. By this we mean Google thinks in terms of bits and bytes not in terms of nuts and bolts. They write code and then look for a place to apply it.
Once Google has the keys to their new Motorola offices, they will take all of their wildest dreams which to this point exist only on paper and assign them to some pretty clever Motorola engineers. This might very well change the world to the degree that the name of the planet is changed from Earth to Google. It’s already called Google Earth isn’t it?